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A photo of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the first called the armada portrait

Save the Armada Portrait: Public appeal launched to save £10 million painting of Elizabeth I

A 16th century portrait will enter public ownership for the first time in its 425-year history and be hung on the site of the original Greenwich Palace if a public appeal raises £8.6 million.

An installation view of a sculpture of human buttocks in a wall by artist Anthea Hamilton in the Turner Prize 2016

Turner Prize 2016: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde nominated

Seduction, elusiveness, vigorous sculptures and staged pieces are a few of the elements on this year's list. Take a look at a few of the works by the four nominees.

A photo of a woman carrying a spraycan

From cave art to graffiti and Berlin to Dumfries, street artists create giant murals for "a world without borders"

With her street art group Recoat, Amy Whiten painted a series of murals across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014. Her latest work is a giant mural at the city's On The Corner.

A photo of artist Leanne Pearce, who has created an exhibition about breastfeeding, with a painting of a baby

Breastfeed: Artist creates series of powerful portraits of "strong, nurturing, fragile" mothers

Artist Leanne Pearce's exhibition aims to celebrate and normalise breastfeeding through portraits of the artist and other mothers feeding their children.

a sketch of a cedar tree above two houses contained within a circle

Lost Stanley Spencer sketchbook found by The Hepworth Wakefield during research for summer exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield has uncovered a sketchbook by the artist Stanley Spencer, dating from 1907 and containing his earliest known drawings and a short story.

A photo of a woman holding a flower in a ghostly position in a william shakespeare exhibition

Shakespeare 400: Art and theatre meet in spectacular Compton Verney and Royal Shakespeare Company exhibition

See some of the beautiful images and discover the Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy at Compton Verney.

a drawing of a nude young woman combing her hair

Pallant House scoops beautiful Degas nude once owned by Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough

Pallant House gallery has acquired a largely unseen drawing by Edgar Degas, previously owned by Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough as part of the Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

A photo of an artistic reinterpretation of the skull of king richard the third

Artist uses X-ray scans of King Richard III's skull to create a forensic record of his remains

Alexander de Cadenet has used X-rays of the skull of Richard III to create a series of vanitas artworks more than 500 years after the king's death.

a painting of white lilies in a garden

The year of Stanley Spencer: Galleries celebrate the life and works of an English genius

A trio of exhibitions together with events, readings and a flurry of book publications mark the 125th birthday of Stanley Spencer in 2016/17.

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